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CSX removes non-derailed cars from Lynchburg derailment

LYNCHBURG, VA (WWBT) -

CSX has completed the safe removal of the non-derailed cars from the scene of the Lynchburg derailment, alleviating blocked road crossings in the community and providing personnel better access to the derailed cars. In a statement, CSX said efforts are continuing to re-rail the remaining cars.

The company said it is cooperating fully with all investigators on site to understand the cause and impact of the derailment.

CSX said it is coordinating with federal, state and local authorities to complete a comprehensive environmental assessment of the area, including measures to prevent dispersal of any contents from the train that may have entered the James River. 

 The CSX Community Outreach Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Wingate Hotel, 3777 Candlers Mountain Road in Lynchburg to provide assistance to residents and businesses impacted by this derailment. In addition, citizens can contact 1-877-TELL CSX (1-877-835-5279) for assistance. 

The train involved in yesterday's derailment had two locomotives and 105 rail cars. The train originated in the Bakken shale region in North Dakota and was handed off to CSX at Chicago en route to Yorktown, Va.

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